Volumes

Volumes allow you to add extra disk space to your instances, each volume can only be attached to one instance at a time, but you can attach and detach as you need.

Creating Volumes

Click on the volumes tab on the top of the page, then click on the new volume button. On the new volume page, enter a name for the volume and set the size for the volume in gigabytes, so for 5 GB, enter 5GB.

Attaching Volumes

From the instances home, click on the instance and then click on the volumes tab in the left-hand side.

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Select the volume from the drop downlist, and chose a unique mount point and then click on the attach volume button.

Detataching a Volume

From the instances home, click on the instance and then click on the volumes tab in the left-hand side. From the list of mounted volumes, click on the eject icon to detach. A confirmation dialog will then be shown before the volume is detached.